School of Music and Theatre

Whether you want to teach, perform, create, or inspire, Heidelberg is the place for music and theatre. We've been teaching in the arts for 125 years and know what you need for a successful and fulfilling career.

The performing arts are all about exploring your passions. Come to the Heidelberg School of Music and Theatre, where musicians and actors collaborate with professionals in the field. Our talented majors and non-majors work as a team to create exciting performances, as they prepare for careers beyond the university classroom.

Performance Opportunities

Heidelberg's performances and productions are open for both majors and non-majors. A full list of our performances can be found on Inside Heidelberg, and you can purchase tickets for theatre shows on the Gundlach Theatre website

Degree programs

•  Bachelor of Music in Education and Performance
•  Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Popular Music, Traditional Music, and Music (combine with outside interest)

Audition Now

An audition is a required part of the admission process for all students planning to major in music and/or theatre. It also allows the award of music scholarships and participation awards for talented non-music majors. Learn more about the audition process.


Heidelberg University is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and its requirements for entrance and graduation with the published regulations of this accrediting agency.

Heidelberg University is an accredited member in good standing with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1956. All music degree programs, both graduate and undergraduate, are approved for study.

NASM is an association of approximately 653 schools of music, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including postsecondary non-degree-granting schools of music. It is the national accrediting agency for music and music-related disciplines.

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